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Gas Prices Tick Up to $2.17 a Gallon

Markets Associated Press

The average price of gasoline in the U.S. is up by over half a cent to $2.17 a gallon for regular grade.

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   Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday higher crude oil prices are causing refiners and retailers to bump up their prices.

   Still, the average price is 54 cents lower than a year ago.

   The Lundberg Survey found the average price of midgrade unleaded is $2.46 a gallon, and the average price of premium is $2.67 a gallon.

   The highest average price for regular gas in the contiguous U.S. is $2.67 a gallon in San Francisco. The lowest is $1.81 in Tucson, Arizona.

   The U.S. average diesel price is $2.35 per gallon, up a quarter of a penny from two weeks ago.

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